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May 2017 Data  -  Released on June 15, 2017
 
Vineyard Workers in Demand as Jobs Index Rises 15%
Data from winejobs.com indicated a 15% increase in winery hiring activity in May 2017, with an index level of 421. This was on par with the reading of 423 in March 2017, itself the peak for the past decade. Demand in all categories except for finance rose, with demand for vineyard workers up a whopping 150% versus May 2016. Winemaking and direct-to-consumer (DtC) hiring were in line with the index as a whole, up 16% and 17% respectively.
 
 
Winery Job Index » Month   12 Months  
May 2017 421
15%
293
7%
May 2016 365 275
     
 
 

The Winery Job Index stood at 421 in May 2017, up 16% from May 2016. This was two points below the peak of 423 set in March 2017.

 

The winemaking job index remained strong at 570 in May 2017, up 16% from a year earlier.

 

 

Demand for sales and marketing staff increased 4% in May 2017 versus a year earlier. This was the strongest May in a decade, and a nice rebound from April 2017.

 

Direct-to-consumer hiring activity increased 17% to 711 in May 2017. This was the third consecutive month the index reading sat above 700.

 

 
 
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